Definition of Tittivate

1. Verb. Make neat, smart, or trim. "Titivate the child"

Exact synonyms: Slick Up, Smarten Up, Spiff Up, Spruce, Spruce Up, Titivate
Generic synonyms: Beautify, Embellish, Fancify, Prettify
Derivative terms: Titivation, Tittivation



Definition of Tittivate

1. Verb. (rare) (alternative spelling of titivate); to spruce up. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tittivate

1. [v -VATED, -VATING, -VATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tittivate

titter
tittered
titterel
titterels
titterer
titterers
tittering
titteringly
titters
tittie
tittimouse
titting
tittish
tittivate (current term)
tittivated
tittivates
tittivating
tittivation
tittle
tittle-tattle
tittle-tattling
tittlebat
tittlebats
tittled
tittles
tittling
tittup
tittuped

Literary usage of Tittivate

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1. A Supplementary English Glossary by Thomas Lewis Owen Davies (1881)
"tittivate, to spruce up ; to make smart. Regular as clockwork—breakfast at nine- dress arid tittivate a little.—Sketches by Bo: (Mr. John Donnée). ..."

2. Shropshire Word-book: A Glossary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Etc., Used by Georgina Frederica Jackson (1879)
"tittivate [tit'i'vait], ». a. to smarten ; to make spruce. Cum. ' That bonnet's as good as new, if yo'n jest tittivate the trimmin' a bit. ..."

3. Englisch-deutsches Supplement-lexikon: Als Ergänzung zu allen bis jetzt by Alexander Hoppe (1871)
"... mischief- maker', are easily to be deduced from this. — Trench, D. p. 10. tittivate, v. ... tittivate ..."

4. Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, George Walter Prothero, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle (1857)
"... to help your honour against the villains that oppose you; we 're the boys that can tittivate! Barrington for ever! Hurra!" Then, coming close to me, ..."

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